Frame Case for iPhone 5
I was surprised to read the other reviews. This case has worked great and protected my phone for 8 months. I have dropped it many times and it has not broke. The slide feature IS tricky at first but once you open and close it a few times it works well. I hold my license in there and it is really handy. It has gone through the normal wear-and-tears of a phone case since I have used it constantly for 8 months and I am definetly going to buy another one in a different pattern. I have enjoyed this case!
November 24, 2013
Worn out slide
I've had this case for 3 months now and even though I never use the slide feature for anything, the slide has become worn out. Now it falls open all the time and my phone has fallen to the ground several times. Luckily it hasn't broken, but I'm looking for a new case so I don't have to worry about my phone falling out and breaking anymore.
August 22, 2013
Terrible Design! DO NOT PURCHASE!
Both of my daughters have this phone case. It is extremely difficult to slide open. It has flown out of their hands several times trying to slide it open. It has finally shattered the screen. I bought the same case at the same time for myself but returned it because I use the my credit cards frequently during the day and it was so hard to slide open. I have a terrific phone case that is made by incipio and it opens like a book on the back of the phone case.
August 18, 2013
Tricky but cute!
OK, when I first got this I put my phone in and couldn't figure out how to get the slide to work. Had I read the previous reviews, I would have known that to slide it open you have to hold it with the bottom facing away, pressing down on the screen of the phone to get the case to slide properly. I think that the instructions on how to slide it open should be included with the case because it's tricky and it took me almost 2 weeks to figure it out! Once I got it and slid it open and shut a few times, it works fine. The case itself is super cute. I got it in the Ribbons pattern. I do agree with other reviewers that it is slippery. Due to the lack of instruction on the slide function, the fact that it's a tad bit pricey for something that is plastic and the slipperiness I would rate it as average. But I'm not really unhappy with it.
July 24, 2013
Cute! The slide takes some work, though!
When I purchased this case at the store, the salesgirl warned me that the slide was not all that it was cracked up to be. I appreciated her honesty, but since I was going to be carrying my phone in a wristlet anyways, I didn't mind. On closer inspection I realized that I would not be able to take my phone out of the case the way that it was put in: by sliding the case open and then pulling the phone out. I was able to get my phone out by pushing on the back of the case and holding the sides open. Once I had my phone out, I just kept sliding the phone case open and then shutting it again for about five minutes. After doing that, I put the phone back in the case & the side is much easier to get open. I was able to get it to slide with the phone in the case by facing the screen up towards me with the home button facing out with both thumbs on the screen. I pushed away from myself and was able to get the slide to come out. I kept doing this and now it's super easy to get the side open and closed!
While I think it's kind of silly that I had to do this in order to get the case to work correctly, I love the pattern of the case and the fact that it has a lip that goes over the edge of the screen so that if my phone is facedown, the screen isn't touching the table.
Now that the slide is working, I think I will use it if I go out with my friends. This way, I will be able to carry my ID but not have to bring a purse. However, be warned, this case will only hold 1 or 2 cards. It was hard to get the case to slide with a credit card and ID in there. That's fine with me though, because I use cash.
July 22, 2013
Love it! .... here's how to get it to slide ...
I was very excited to see this iPhone 5 cover. It is just what I need when I don't want to carry my purse. I had read the reviews and understood that it was not going to be easy to get it to slide at first... But I was determined.
For the first day I kept trying to pull from the ends and trying not to touch the phone.. That is not gonna work. Then a friends husband gave it a try and got it to work. Tis is what he did.....
Hold the phone long ways, with the bottom away from you, so you or finger tips are on the back. Place your thumbs on the screen or towards the bottom near the home button. Then you need to push slightly down and away on the phone with your thumbs, while the rest of your fingers are pushing toward your body.
It is hard at first, but once you get it, it loosens up and is easy.
I was able to go out dancing last night with my ID and credit card safely tucked inside my phone case.
July 14, 2013
Love this case
Very durable and scratch resistant. I have had case for several months now and it still looks brand new. It has a very glossy finish and I thought it would show wear over time but it hasn't. I would buy another in a different color in a heart beat! I do not use the hidden spot for money or a credit card so I can't evaluate how well that feature works. Love this case......it's my favorite case!!
June 22, 2013
Great, but a little fragile
I love this case. It's cute, and functional. I keep both my license and debit card in it, and have had no problems opening it. However, it does take a little time figuring out the technique to open it. It has protected my phone very well, but after a couple drops when getting out of my car the corners of the case are cracked and I will need to replace it soon. Overall, I love this case and would recommend it.
May 22, 2013
Colors pop on this glossy case!
I love the bright colors and glossy look of this iPhone case. It feels substantial without adding bulk. It also has a nice snug fit. It gives me the impression that my phone is well protected.
I was given this case as a gift and didn't realize that it came equipped with the card holder compartment until I had been using it for a couple of days. I don't have any issues with sliding the phone out of the case to access the compartment. I agree with other reviewers that it is a little tough initially but gets easier to do the longer the case is used.
Overall I am pleased with this case and will be purchasing another in the future.
May 10, 2013
Very disappointing, "slide" impossible to use,
Received as a gift with several other Lilli Bell items, love the color! But, the case which is supposed to slide down to hold ID or credit card etc. . . I found impossible to use. Once phone snaps into place, that is it, I spent a great deal of time (after realizing the slider wouldn't work) trying to get my phone out of the case. I almost broke the case, and was afraid my phone would be damaged. I love Vera Bradey, but will go back to using the tech case, or smartphone wallet. This is the first time I have ever returned a product to Vera Bradley because it was defective. But, it won't keep me from purchasing VB merchandise, I still love all the items and look forward to seeing the new colors pop up. I recommened they need to take a better look at IPhone cases.
May 9, 2013